With three Number 1 singles to her name already this year, Rita Ora now looks set to better this hat trick by adding a Number 1 debut album to her musical CV on Sunday, according to today's Official Albums Chart Update.
The London-based star’s full-length debut, ORA, features Number 1 singles Hot Right Now (with DJ Fresh), R.I.P featuring Tinie Tempah, and her most recent chart topper How We Do (Party). Rita drafted in a selection of top flight producers on the album including Will.I.Am, Kanye West and Drake, Stargate, among others.
OfficialCharts.com caught up with the London-based singer/songwriter yesterday, Rita said: “I worked so hard on this album, and then you let it go and don’t have any control over it. So it’s a bit scary, but I’m excited! I just wanna say thank you to all my amazing fans, and I hope I make you feel good listening to my music!”
Rita has also been busy recently starring as a guest judge on this year’s X Factor. On Saturday night’s show chimney sweep Kye Sone wowed Rita as he auditioned with an original Rita / Swedish House Mafia mash up. After the show Kye told X Factor “Rita Ora looked beautiful as ever on the TV. I should take her out for dinner to thank her for all the nice things she said about me.”
OfficialCharts.com floated the dinner date idea with Rita… “I was so honoured when he sang R.I.P, and I was really shocked and shaking because I was so flattered, no-one’s ever done that for me before, especially not in front of so many people. But I think Kye doesn’t have time to go to dinner right now, I think he’s got a lot of work to do! Naughty, Kye, naughty!”
Watch full interview below:
New entries and high climbers
A total of seven new entries make up today’s Official Albums Chart Update, led by Rita Ora’s ORA (1), Elbow’s B-sides compilation album Dead In The Boot (2) is the second highest new entry, while Icelandic indie-folksters Of Monsters & Men enter in third place with debut album My Head Is An Animal. Canadian star Alanis Morissette’s Havoc And Bright Lights is new at Number 8, followed by Noisette’s Contact (27), Slaughterhouse’s Welcome To Our House (30), and Robert Cray Band’s Nothing But Love (40) completes the Top 40 new entries.
The week’s highest album climbers come courtesy of Lucy Spraggan’s Top Room At The Zoo, up 120 places to Number 7, and Twin Atlantic’s Free, up 85 places to 38.
The Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:
|02||DEAD IN THE BOOT||ELBOW|
|03||MY HEAD IS AN ANIMAL||OF MONSTERS & MEN|
|04||OUR VERSION OF EVENTS||EMELI SANDE|
|05||FALL TO GRACE||PALOMA FAITH|
|06||EL CAMINO||BLACK KEYS|
|07||TOP ROOM AT THE ZOO||LUCY SPRAGGAN|
|08||HAVOC AND BRIGHT LIGHTS||ALANIS MORISSETTE|
|10||UP ALL NIGHT||ONE DIRECTION|
|11||TALK THAT TALK||RIHANNA|
|13||CEREMONIALS||FLORENCE & THE MACHINE|
|14||GREATEST HITS||FOO FIGHTERS|
|16||ILL MANORS - OST||PLAN B|
|19||LIFE IN A BEAUTIFUL LIGHT||AMY MACDONALD|
|21||WHO YOU ARE||JESSIE J|
|22||NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS||NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS|
|23||EVERY KINGDOM||BEN HOWARD|
|28||NEED YOU NOW||LADY ANTEBELLUM|
|29||PINK FRIDAY - ROMAN RELOADED||NICKI MINAJ|
|30||WELCOME TO OUR HOUSE||SLAUGHTERHOUSE|
|31||BORN TO DIE||LANA DEL REY|
|33||IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW||OLLY MURS|
|34||TOURIST HISTORY||TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB|
|35||THE SELDOM SEEN KID||ELBOW|
|39||NOTHING BUT THE BEAT||DAVID GUETTA|
|40||NOTHIN BUT LOVE||ROBERT CRAY BAND|
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